Young People and Development: The Role of Global Youth Work in Engagement and Learning

Book chapter


Adams, P. 2014. Young People and Development: The Role of Global Youth Work in Engagement and Learning. in: McCloskey, Stephen (ed.) Development Education in Policy and Practice: The Role of Global Youth Work in Engagement and Learning Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan UK. pp. 83-101
AuthorsAdams, P.
EditorsMcCloskey, Stephen
Abstract

In this chapter I will outline the definitions and principles of what is known as global youth work and relate this to learning and development in the wider youth work sector. 1 will also look at how global youth work has been interpreted and what makes it distinctive, in terms of its approach, agenda and intended outcomes; be it young people’s personal, social and political development or awareness of global development issues. Historically many local government youth services and voluntary and community sector organisations in the UK and Ireland have explored global issues with young people through international work, including youth exchanges, links and intercultural learning as distinct curriculum areas. However this work has always been constrained by the limited funding available and a lack of understanding of the value of this work as a core activity at a strategic level within the youth work and development education (DE) sectors and government departments. This chapter will identify some of the perceived differences between global youth work and school-based development education in regard to aims and methodology, in particular youth work’s principle of ‘Voluntarism’ and a desire to be ‘action focused’ involving the active participation of young people in curriculum design and delivery.

Book titleDevelopment Education in Policy and Practice: The Role of Global Youth Work in Engagement and Learning
Page range83-101
Year2014
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Publication dates
Print09 Apr 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Jun 2017
Place of publicationBasingstoke, Hampshire
ISBN978-1-349-45900-1
978-1-137-32466-5
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1057/9781137324665_6
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137324665_6
Additional information

© 2014 The author.

Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-NC-ND
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/85q4x

  • 9
    total views
  • 51
    total downloads
  • 2
    views this month
  • 9
    downloads this month

Related outputs

A history of global youth work
Adams, P. 2010. A history of global youth work. Think Global.
Adaptive reuse of Libre software systems for supporting on-line collaboration.
Adams, P., Boldyreff, Cornelia, Nutter, David and Rank, Stephen 2005. Adaptive reuse of Libre software systems for supporting on-line collaboration.
Using Open Source Tools to Support Collaboration Within CALIBRE
Adams, P., Nutter, David, Rank, Stephen and Boldyreff, Cornelia 2005. Using Open Source Tools to Support Collaboration Within CALIBRE. Scotto, M. and Succi (eds.) OSS2005 Proceedings 14 July 2005 pp. 61-65
Using Plone to Support Collaborative Research
Adams, P., Boldyreff, Cornelia, Nutter, David and Rank, Stephen 2005. Using Plone to Support Collaborative Research. Scotto, M. and Succi (eds.) OSS2005 Proceedings 14 July 2005 pp. 296-7
Tool support for the effective distribution of agile practice
Adams, P. and Boldyreff, Cornelia 2005. Tool support for the effective distribution of agile practice. in: Baumeister, H. (ed.) XP 2005 LNCS 3556. pp. 321-322